Friday, August 2, 2013
Blatt Billiards, a pool table manufacturer, is leaving its longtime home at 809 Broadway near East 12th Street. As The Real Deal first reported yesterday, the building is changing hands for $24 million. The deal includes an additional 7,045 square feet of air rights.
Blatt was a longtime tenant here before buying the building in 1972. The manufacturing portion of the building will move to New Jersey while Blatt looks for a showroom in Hell's Kitchen, per The Real Deal.
The closing is expecting to happen early next year. The new owner is only ID'd as 809 Broadway Associates.
As The Real Deal noted, the building is "one of the last relics of the area’s manufacturing past."
There's now a 7-Eleven conveniently located next door.